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Educational Courses

Educational Courses to Accompany the New Textbook

                 In-Person Workshop: September 15, 2022 in Omaha, NE

                     LAW for FITNESS/WELLNESS DIRECTORS and MANAGERS/OWNERS

Protect Yourself, Your Business, and Your Clients!

As a fitness/wellness director or manager/owner, do you know that:

     1) Numerous exercise-related injuries and subsequent negligence lawsuits are filed against fitness facilities and programs every year.

     2) Given our litigious society, injured parties do not hesitate to file a lawsuit. Lawsuits are time consuming, stressful, and costly with some verdicts in the millions of dollars.

     3) Injuries and litigation can be prevented through learning the law and effective risk management strategies.

Did your academic or certification preparation program prepare you for your many legal duties and risk management responsibilities? If your answer is “no” -- this workshop is specifically designed for you!

Early bird registration deadline: August 15, 2022 (save $20) -- has now been extended until the August 26th deadline!

Click the "More Info" button to learn more about the topics covered, the educational        materials attendees receive, the workshop presenter, and the registration fees. 

                     To register, please follow these 3 easy steps:

1. Send an email to Dr. JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek at: [email protected]

2. Insert "Omaha Workshop" in the subject line

3. In the body of the email include your (1) Name, (2) Email Address, (3) Name of Business or Organization. 

          You will then receive an email confirming your registration and an invoice to make the payment using any of four major credit/debit cards. If you want to pay by check, just indicate that in your email message. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Refund, Cancellation, and Transfer Policies:

No refunds and no cancellations for this workshop. However, individuals can transfer their registration to another individual. For this option, you must inform Dr. JES ([email protected]) the name and e-mail address of the person to whom you are transferring the course. You are responsible for any and all transactions and costs involved in the transfer. Note: If unable to attend, workshop materials (textbook and PPT slides) will be mailed to registrants.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

If the Fitness Law Academy, LLC cancels the workshop, a full refund will be issued.   

 

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Course #1: Faculty Training Course

This faculty training course was first offered in the summer of 2021 with 29 faculty members enrolled. A summary of the course evaluations, submitted by faculty members who completed the course, is available at Summary - 2021 Course Evaluations. Based on the course evaluations, exciting changes were made for the summer 2022 course -- faculty members can choose from two options as described below. Course #1: Faculty Training Course

This faculty training course was first offered in the summer of 2021 with 29 faculty members enrolled. A summary of the course evaluations, submitted by faculty members who completed the course, is available at Summary - 2021 Course Evaluations. Based on the course evaluations, exciting changes were made for the summer 2022 course -- faculty members can choose from two options as described below.


Course #2: CEC/CEU Course – Minimizing Legal Liability and Maximizing Fitness Safety

This self-study course, described below, is designed for fitness managers, exercise professionals, and students. Upon successful completion of the course, 22 ACSM CECs or 2.0 NSCA CEUs are awarded. Individuals can register anytime for the "self-study" course and complete it at their own pace.


Bios of Textbook Authors:

JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek, PhD, FACSM

Barbara Zabawa, JD, MPH

Paul Fenaroli, JD


COURSE #1 – Faculty Training Courses for 2022: Professors Can Choose the Option Best for Them

Option 1: This "self-study" course is primarily designed for faculty members who want to include legal/risk management content in an existing course. Individuals can register and complete this course anytime. 

Option 2: NOTE:  This course is currently "in process" -- registrations are not being accepted at this time. This "self-study" course also includes a 10-week live Zoom class. It is primarily designed for faculty members who want to offer an entire course covering legal/risk management topics and possibly adopt the textbook for the course. A similar course will be offered in the summer of 2023 -- more information to follow

Professors enrolled in both courses will receive the textbook and numerous ancillaries to help them learn/apply the content presented in the textbook and to use with their students in classes as well as the option to earn ACSM CECs or NSCA CEUs. Click the "More Info" button below for a brochure that describes the two options, the ancillaries, Option 2 details, FAQs, and registration fees. Click the "Registration" button to register for Option 1 or Option 2. 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Refund, Return, Transfer, and Cancellation Policies:

Option 1: No refunds, returns, and cancellations for Option 1. However, professors/instructors can transfer their registration to another individual. For this option, you must inform Dr. JES ([email protected]) the name and e-mail address of the person to whom you are transferring the course. You are responsible for any and all transactions and costs involved in the transfer.

Option 2: Professors/instructors who need to cancel can do so if Dr. JES ([email protected]) is notified by Friday, May 20, 2022.  A full refund (minus $89 to cover the cost of the textbook) will be issued. Professors keep the textbook and the course materials. No refunds May 21, 2022, or after. When cancelling, there is no option to earn CECs/CEUs. 

Course Cancellation Policy:

If at any time, the course professor cancels either course (Option 1 or Option 2), a full refund will be issued provided the textbook is returned in excellent condition. 

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COURSE #2 – CEC/CEU Course: Minimizing Legal Liability and Maximizing Fitness Safety 

Earn 22 ACSM CECs and/or 2.0 NSCA CEUs. This course is the only comprehensive CEC/CEU course in the country that addresses legal and risk management concepts that are essential for all fitness managers, exercise professionals, and students to learn and apply in today’s litigious society. The course fee includes the textbook (sells for $89 on Amazon) and Study Guide that includes five files: (1) Instructions (2) Study Questions for each of the 11 chapters in the textbook, (3) Answers to all of the study questions, (4) CEC/CEU exam, and (5) Course evaluation form. Upon successful completion of this course, fitness managers and other professionals in supervisory positions can earn the Fitness Law Academy's certification: Certified Fitness Safety Manager. See the Certification page for more information.


Click the "More Info" button for detailed description of the CEC/CEU course, course fee, and Terms and Conditions. Click the "Registration" button to register for the Self-Study course -- see option for students who receive a 20% discount.   

 

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NOTE: If you have a certification from an organization other than ACSM or NSCA, you can contact that organization to ask about petition requirements to obtain CEs from our course.